The Avenues Transitional Care Center
2043 19th Avenue, San Francisco CA 94116 · (415) 661-8787 · 91.35% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Lata
The Avenues Transitional Care Center is in San Francisco, California. This city is among the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the nation with has 805,301 people. We have a high opinion of this facility, which we awarded a B+ overall. We were equally impressed with the city grade of nursing homes in San Francisco, making this a great place to find a nursing home. San Francisco offers a slew of other nursing homes, but we doubt you will need to visit too many others. This one is a very fine option. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section
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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 140 Beds
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On top of receiving a strong overall score, this place also received first-rate government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area, with an A. Inspection grades are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing grade weighs many datapoints, however, the main consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides an impressive 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any facility the nation in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at is short-term care. This nursing home received an above average short-term care score, with a B+ in the area. In determining our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is typically a reliable assessment of a facility's rehabilitation services. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The last item we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final area, this facility was given a respectable long-term care grade. Even though this wasn't as impressive as several of its other scores, this is still not a terrible score. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. It does not appear that this nursing home provided information about vaccinations. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.